Cal-SOAP is available online to assist with any career planning, college readiness, and college and financial aid applications.
Contact Cal-SOAP at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns. We will be able to connect you to your assigned Cal-SOAP advisor and get back to you in a timely manner. In your response, please include your full name, student 6-digit ID number, high school, topic, and your question/concern.
Anyone, including parents, can contact Cal-SOAP. We are here to assist with any questions/concerns. We provide assistance with the following:
Applying and completing the matriculation steps to Community Colleges (e.g. Application, Orientation, New Student Workshop, Class Registration). Local Community Colleges currently accepting applications: Bakersfield College and Taft College
FAFSA/Dream Act Applications/Corrections
Creating the account
Confirming the school of attendance
Submitting Intent to Enroll or Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1st, 2020.
Register for orientations (UC/CSU)
Arrange housing plans
Accessing college portals and submitting all forms and deposits on “To-Do List”
Register for Classes
Pay enrollment fees
Complete KHSD Graduation Survey
Helping Students Attend College Since 2000
What is Cal-SOAP?
The California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is a statewide program designed to increase the number of students attending college. The program serves students that are from low-income families, will be the first in their family to attend college, or are from areas or schools with low-eligibility or college-going rates. Cal-SOAP was established by the state legislature in 1978 and today operates projects in 14 locations throughout the state. Cal-SOAP is funded and administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).
The mission of the Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium is to provide academic support, advisement and access to information about postsecondary education and financial aid to students who meet at least one of the following criteria:
first in their family to attend college
come from a low socio-economic family
live in a geographic area with low college-going rates
Other 14 Cal-SOAP Programs in California
Eureka - Northcoast Consortium
Gilroy - South County Gilroy Consortium
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Consortium
Long Beach - Greater Long Beach Regional Consortium
Marysville - North Valley Consortium
Merced - Merced Consortium
Oakland - East Bay Consortium
Sacramento - Sacramento Consortium
San Diego - San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP Consortium
San Francisco - San Francisco Consortium
San Jose - San Jose Consortium
Santa Maria - Central Coast Consortium
Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Consortium
Solano County - Success Consortium
Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium
The Southern San Joaquin Valley Cal-SOAP Consortium was established in 2000 and serves approximately 38,000 students in the Southern San Joaquin Valley area. We also help organize several college outreach events for all Kern County students. The partners comprising our consortium include the following:
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org